Don't Be a (Work) Hero

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Don't Be a (Work) Hero

I love this statement:

[…] I value the process of what we're doing as a company higher than the perceived short term gains of productivity of any one individual.

The work hero reminds of the hero coder. Lots of tech companies want to hire the hero coder. We’ve had a few at other places I’ve worked, and ultimately, they’re bad for everyone – themselves, their co-workers, and the company itself.

I’d much rather have people who care about the process of getting work done while also having full lives outside of work. Your product will definitely be better for it.